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Queens District RCMP investigate peace officer impersonation

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On Saturday, October 7, 2023 at approximately 8:20 p.m. Queens District RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call in the Cornwall area of a complaint of possible peace officer impersonation.

A woman had been walking her dog along Ferry Road near Pyes Lane when she was approached by a blue SUV with a lone male occupant. The man identified himself as a member of the RCMP and asked the woman to get in his vehicle as he had some questions to ask her. The woman refused to get into the vehicle, ran home and called 9-1-1.

The male is described as

  • mid-30's to 40 years of age,
  • Caucasian,
  • short brown hair and,
  • no facial hair.

The blue SUV was last see heading east on Ferry Rd. towards the York Point Rd.

The public are reminded they can request identification from anyone identifying themselves as a police officer. When doing so, you can request to see the officer's police badge as well as a police photo identification card, which includes a photo of the officer, their name, date of birth and badge number. In an emergency, you can also call 9-1-1 and ask dispatchers to verify an officer's identity.

If someone identifies themselves to you as a police officer, they will usually state their name and rank, as well as which detachment or police force they are working out of. Call your local detachment and ask dispatchers to verify the contact.

See included image for example of RCMP identification badge.

Queens District RCMP are asking the public's assistance for any information in relation to this incident. Please contact the RCMP at 902-368-9300. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)